We all have dreams in which we have our own collection of muscle cars. Some of us do buy a muscle car to fulfill their dream or a part of it. There is nothing wrong in that – muscle cars are very cool and they look great. But some things might prevent you from buying a muscle car. The two big things that every future muscle car owner should consider are the cost (both of the car and the parts) and the maintenance costs.
There are no new muscle cars
Many people think that the amount of horsepower and a brand name makes a muscle car. Well, they are wrong. Muscle cars were built to be dangerous and fun; however no one makes them anymore. There are car brands with same names as old muscle cars. The catch is that the products they sell are a far cry from cars we all love and desire.
Muscle cars were built with one intention- to give too much power to a car. A classic car has a lot of power, but no one can control it well. Modern cars have computers that regulate the burst of power but these also have other systems that increase the safety of the driver. None of those things fall under the list of features a muscle car should have.
Muscle car owner and much more
Owning a ride like this means much more than simply being an owner of an automobile, which has an excellent pedigree and age. The owner of a ride like this has to be mechanic as well. You would probably ask why?? Because no mechanic will touch a muscle car. All new and relatively new cars come with numerous systems, and all mechanics know how to work on those automobiles. Muscle cars have none of that and all of their systems work on a mechanical basis.
So, you have two choices, either to find an old-school mechanic or to become one yourself. It extremely hard to find a mechanic that knows how to work with muscle cars and even if you find one, he will cost an arm and leg. The best option is to become a mechanic yourself and work on your car.
Being a mechanic is one extra job you will have to master, while hunting for the right car parts is the other profession you will have to take on. You have to realize the rarity of some parts of old muscle cars. Spending hours upon hours on the Internet, in search of a single part sounds tough. Once you find that part, you will have to pay hundreds of dollars for it. The same part for a new car costs only a dozen or so dollars, only because companies make it on a regular basis. No one makes new parts for muscle cars and due to that, they are rare and very expensive.
Owning a muscle car is a passion that costs a lot of money. So, before you buy one, be sure to check what kind of monetary losses you will have to face over the time.